Friday, May 1, 2015

Turn your trash to cash at SM's Recycling Market

Where can you find a place that can turn your trash into cash? In lieu of Earth Day, I'm glad that SM really cares with the environment and they're doing everything they can to save Mother Earth.

SM Cares celebrated Earth Day by collecting traditional and no-traditional trash in 50 SM Malls nationwide. I was able to witness the process of collecting trash in SM North Edsa during their Earth Day and brought Sofi with me so she will learn as early as now on how to recycle and help the environment.

Eight years ago, SM City Fairview started a sustainability program called Trash to Cash Recycling Market. The program makes SM the first mall in the country to hold such kind of green fair. Four years after its launch, it earned for SM the “Friend of Biodiversity” award from the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity.

The event also involves the participation of mall tenants, the surrounding community of each mall, and the local government.

The rate of your waste. This is subject to change. 

On regular days, SM’s Trash to Cash Recycling Market is held every first Friday and Saturday of every month, from 10AM to 2PM, at the mall open parking area. The mall offers to exchange cash for recyclable trash materials like papers, cartons, plastics, glass bottles, aluminum and tin cans, and polystyrene. These, in turn, are turned over for recycling. 

Sofi asked me if she can turn her water bottle trash into Php1,000 cash. Haha! But kidding aside, she is now serious in gathering all our trash in the house so she can turn it into cash and buy Anna of Frozen doll. hehe. :D

SM’s Earth Day celebration is in partnership with the Earth Day Network Philippines (EDNP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

I'm glad SM Cares participate in this kind of advocacy that would truly benefit our future kids. Even in simple ways let's take our part of saving Mother Earth by reduce, reuse and recycle.

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